A Prairie Home Companion 25th Anniversary|
Twenty-five years is not so long in a marriage, but in the Darwinian struggles of radio it's three lifetimes. The dial is right there where the listeners can reach it and they do it all the time. I stand on stage at the Fitzgerald and raise my ruined baritone in some fragrant old tear-jerker and hear so many clicks it's like a geiger counter hitting pure uranium. Somehow we survive these rocky passages and get back to the main current.
Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).